Image courtesy of Richard Weller

To the Ends of the Earth: Richard Weller’s Grand Tour of 21st Century Places Past Event

Presented by Bookshop by Uro


Wed 29 May 6:00pm - 8:00pm


Booking Required


Music Market
Collingwood Yards, Johnston Street, Collingwood VIC, Australia


Accessible bathroom, All gender bathroom, Wheelchair accessible

In this talk, author Richard Weller takes attendees on an intellectual adventure through a carefully curated selection of places that can be understood as metaphors of contemporary global culture.

A condensed version of the tour found in Weller’s book of the same name, ranging across Steve Jobs’ Apple Park in California, a small field station for the protection of wild orangutans in Borneo, the Great Green Wall in Central Africa, the Trump resort Mar-a-Lago, and more.

After his presentation, Richard will be joined in conversation with Mark Jacques, director of Openwork landscape architects.

The cost of tickets is deductible from purchases of Richard Weller’s accompanying book To the Ends of the Earth (Birkhauser 2024)available on the night. This talk also accompanies an exhibition that will be showing at the CY Space in Collingwood Yards over the course of Melbourne Design Week.


Richard Weller

Richard Weller is professor and former chair of landscape architecture and urbanism at the University of Pennsylvania, where he (together with Fritz Steiner) established the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology. He is co-founder (with Tatum Hands) and former creative director of LA+ Interdisciplinary Journal of Landscape Architecture, founding director (with Vladimir Sitta) of Australian design firm Room 4.1.3., and holds adjunct professorships at the University of Western Australia and the University of New South Wales.

Mark Jacques

Mark Jacques is a director of OPENWORK, a studio for landscape architecture, urban design, research and speculation. He is Professor of Architecture (Urbanism) Industry Fellow at RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Urban Design.

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